Assistant Botanist - SCDNR Heritage Trust Program
As an assistant botanist with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources' Heritage Trust Program, Herrick serves as an official liaison with the herbarium by assuming the duties of Assistant Curator. Herrick's primary responsibility involves identifying and labeling specimens collected from the Heritage Trust Program botanical surveys.
Additionally, Herrick has played an important role in the development and maintainence of the herbarium's collections database. Several enhancements to the database will facilitate part of the Heritage Trust Program's mission: to protect SC's rare plants and plant communities. Currently the state of South Carolina tracks just over 300 rare, threatened and endangered plant species. By including this important information in the collections database, comprehensive data sets are easily generated to help in management decisions.
The Heritage Trust Program operates a number of preserves, most of which are open to the public. The Heritage Trust Program website provides a map of Preserves with descriptions, regulations, and other pertinent information. Brochures are also available upon request: Heritage Preserves, DNR, PO Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202, or call (803) 734-3893.
For a compilation of rare species in SC, view the list provided by SC Heritage Trust.
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